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Senior Patent Counsel, Health & Technology

Redwood City, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Corporate Job #: 2105896357W Exp.: 7+ Years
The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will report to one of Johnson & Johnson’s Senior Patent Counsel and primarily provide support across Johnson & Johnson business sectors, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson’s initiative in Health and Technology.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

As a Senior Patent Counsel, you will:
  • Provide a full range of patent support functions, including patent preparation and prosecution freedom-to-operate studies (e.g., infringement and validity analysis), and particularly, client counseling.
  • Provide due diligence support for business development activities – strong emphasis.
  • Support US and OUS litigation.
  • Manage outside preparation and prosecution counsel.
  • Make regular presentations and interact with the business about patents, other intellectual property, contracts, and due diligence matters.
  • Provide training to business personnel on patents, intellectual property, and contractual matters.
  • Provide transaction support for R&D teams (e.g., draft and negotiate license and research collaboration agreements).

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. An undergraduate or advanced degree in Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrcial Engineering or Systems Engineering is preferred.
  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state are required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of law firm or corporate law department experience is required.
  • Patent preparation and prosecution experience is required.
  • Experience in the rendering of patentability and non-infringement opinions is required.
  • Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting and negotiation is preferred.
  • A demonstrated competency in the computer or electromechanical arts and combination technology systems (e.g., systems including software, chemistry, biologic or materials component) is required.
  • Experience handling patent matters related data science is preferred.
  • The ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.
  • Must be capable of giving well organized, thoughtful presentations to upper management.
  • Travel up to 20% both domestically and internationally is required.
  • This position will be based in Redwood City or Santa Clara.

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